Li-Ion batteries

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Simulated crystalline structure from K[MnGe4Se10]

Modern battery technology increasingly relies on nano-structured materials for cathodes and anodes. Using atomistic methods, it is possible to represent the transport processes to the surface, the intercalation of lithium in the materials, and any chemical degeneration mechanisms of the electrolytes on the electrodes. This supports the process understanding, which in turn can be used to optimise the materials involved.